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Cowles House

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1909. 100 S.W. 37th St.

A central gabled pavilion whose corners are emphasized by brick quoins suggests the source as eighteenth-century Georgian, either English or American. A number of liberties have been taken with the historical source: French doors open onto the roof of the entrance porch, and to each side of the central pavilion are two-story wood-sheathed bays, classical in detailing, but medieval Tudor in feeling.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cowles House", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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